Discover Ballet

These classes continue to develop movement skills introduced in Discover Dance while also introducing the steps, positions, music and stories of classical ballet. Focus is on learning the correct posture and alignment necessary for more complicated movements. Initial placement is based on age. Subsequent progression through the levels is made on an individual basis.

The benefits of ballet training extend far beyond the mastery of steps and positions. Classical ballet training also develops:

  • Beautifully-sculpted, strong, articulate, and flexible bodies

  • The joy of expressing oneself through movement

  • Commitment

  • Determination

  • An appreciation for the arts—as a performer and as an audience member

  • Patience

  • Attention to detail

  • Self-discipline

  • The ability to set & achieve goals in the quest for excellence

Ballet 1

  • Age 6

  • $430/semester

Attire: white short-sleeved leotard, pink or skin-tone tights and ballet shoes

Ballet 1 Schedule

Choose one class per week

Monday 5:00-6:00 pm MJCC
Tuesday 5:15-6:15 pm Midtown
Saturday 10:00-11:00 am Midtown

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Ballet 2

  • Placement required

  • $430/semester

Attire: light blue short-sleeved leotard, pink or skin-tone tights and ballet shoes. See policies for placement information. 

Ballet 2 Schedule

Choose one class per week

Tuesday 5:00-6:00 pm MJCC
Tuesday 5:15-6:15 pm Midtown
Saturday 11:00am-12:00 pm Midtown

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Ballet for Younger Beginners

  • Ages 8-10

  • $430/semester

Designed for older students who have little or no formal ballet training, these classes teach basic technique and terminology in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere with the goal of moving each student into the appropriate level.

Attire: light blue short-sleeved leotard, pink or skin-tone tights and ballet shoes

Ballet for Younger Beginners Schedule

Mondays 5:15-6:15 pm Midtown

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Ballet for Older Beginners

  • Ages 11-15

  • $430/semester

Designed for older students who have little or no formal ballet training, these classes teach basic technique and terminology in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere with the goal of moving each student into the appropriate level.

Attire: purple short-sleeved leotard, pink or skin-tone tights and ballet shoes

Ballet for Older Beginners Schedule

Both classes required

Monday 6:15-7:30 pm Midtown
Wednesday 5:45-7:00 pm MJCC

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Boys Ballet Technique

  • Ages 7+

  • $430/semester

Taught by the professional male dancers of Ballet Memphis, this one-on-one approach helps to build the strength and form needed to develop as a male dancer. *Boys registered in a regular ballet level may take this class at no additional cost.

Attire: white T-shirt, black tights or shorts, white socks, black ballet shoes

Boys Ballet Technique Schedule

Monday 5:15-6:15 pm Midtown

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Discover Ballet

Instructors

Loren Williams

Discover Ballet

Loren Williams

Ashley Hannah Davis

Discover Ballet

Ashley Hannah Davis

Brandon Ramey

Discover Ballet

Brandon Ramey

Megan McCusker

Discover Ballet

Megan McCusker